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IMAS FRIDA Villez Parakata PoderosaThe International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) announces the opening of a new exhibit, The World of Frida, on Saturday, March 27, with a special IMAS member preview on Friday evening, March 26.

The World of Frida celebrates the culture, style, and persona of visionary painter Frida Kahlo, an artist who continues to inspire with her story of love, adventure, and pain. Featuring a variety of national and international artists working in a wide array of media, the exhibition includes Frida Kahlo as the subject, as well as artworks inspired by her life and art, her beautiful garden, Mexican culture and fashion, vibrant colors, surrealism, and more.

 

Bedford Gallery Curator Carrie Lederer states, “Iconic Frida Kahlo was a true visionary. Her paintings—exquisite and brutally honest—are a testimony to the way she thought and lived and embraced life. Universally loved, her paintings continue to be an inspiration for artists worldwide. This exhibition demonstrates the power and reach of Kahlo’s work, reflecting a rich range of interpretation in practically every media.”

On Friday, March 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the IMAS will be hosting a member preview celebrating the opening of The World of Frida. Visit theimasonline.org or call (956) 681-2800 to reserve a ticket for this free member event. If you are not yet an IMAS member, you may join and reserve your ticket at the same time. Capacity is limited and masks are required.

The World of Frida was organized by Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA. The exhibition will be at the IMAS from March 27, 2021 through August 29, 2021.

The community is invited to visit the IMAS exhibits Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $1. Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. are reserved for visitors with sensory sensitivities. For most up-to-date information or advance tickets, visit theimasonline.org or call (956) 681-2800.

 

Carlos Villez, Parakata Poderosa, 2016, giclee on canvas, 30 x 24"

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